|Year of beginning||NA|
|Who started the initiative||Association of citizens, volunteer-led campaign|
|Object||The Beirut Madinati Municipal Program is a plan to improve living conditions in Beirut. It was developed by experts with decades of experience in research, consultancy, and advocacy work in urban affairs, and who have found that for many years their advocacy for people-centered urban development has fallen on deaf ears in Lebanon’s centers of power. Realizing the futility of continuing to try to convince the Beirut Municipal Council to adopt the livability of the city as a core concern, this group has launched a campaign to elect qualified individuals whose primary objective is to make Beirut more livable: more affordable, more walkable, more green, more accessible, and, simply, more pleasant.
Beirut Madinati is a volunteer-led campaign to elect a municipal council of qualified, politically unaffiliated individuals in the upcoming contest of May 2016, and, once in office, to support them in implementing a people-centered program that prioritizes livability in our storied city.
Drawing on the deep well of expertise available in Lebanon’s urban planners, transportation engineers, waste management experts, economists, and others, Beirut Madinati has formulated an electoral program which prioritizes the well-being of all who live or work here. It addresses problems of affordability, mobility, waste management, air quality, public spaces, basic services, and municipal governance.
In all that it does and aspires to do, Beirut Madinati, strives to reflect its core values: the primacy of the public good, social justice, transparency, and stewardship of the city for future generations.